Community members are invited to a series of upcoming visioning meetings in September and October to weigh in on four new Milwaukie neighborhood parks. North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District (NCPRD) and the City of Milwaukie are partnering to plan and develop the parks, which are currently known as Balfour, Bowman-Brae, Robert Kronberg and Wichita parks. While funding to build the parks is not currently available, community input will help shape the concepts for the future parks.
NCPRD is assisting the City of Milwaukie with improvements to Milwaukie Riverfront Park. The project includes a new boat ramp and parking, improved trail system, grading, and improvements along the riverfront. Construction started in June and is expected to be complete in January 2015.
NCPRD, the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) and Metro recently partnered to purchase a 10-acre property between Johnson Creek and the Springwater Corridor. BES started the Luther Road Habitat Restoration Project in late June, 2014. When complete, the project will provide one-half mile of new trails connected to the Springwater Corridor Trail, new native trees, shrubs and ground cover, and create feeding, breeding and resting areas for fish and wildlife within and along Johnson Creek. NCPRD plans to create additional park amenities on the site in the future. For more details on the BES project click the Luther Road Habitat Restoration Project website link above.
NCPRD broke ground on a new playground at Hood View Park in September, 2014. The nature play-themed playground combines traditional play elements with nature-inspired play components including manufactured rocks, logs, and boulders. The project also includes native landscaping, sheltered picnic tables and benches, and a walking path. The playground is funded in part through an Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) Local Government Grant. The playground is expected to open in early 2015. See a concept of the playground here.
Hood View Park offers four full size, all-weather turf softball/baseball fields with lights, one inlaid multi-purpose field and a concessions building. Future phases may include a skate park and a dog run.
Phase one of the North Clackamas Park North Side Master Plan is now complete! The NCPRD Natural Resources team worked with a number of partners to implement phase one of the plan, Mt. Scott Creek Restoration. For more details, click here.
The area north of Camas Creek presents an opportunity to create a passive recreation setting with an emphasis on environmental enhancement and education to balance the active recreation opportunities south of the creek. The key goal of the plan is to minimize environmental and property impacts, provide for ease of maintenance and longevity and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the community. The Milwaukie City Council has approved the plan as an ancillary document to the Milwaukie Comprehensive Plan. For more details, click here.
For information about the Trolley Trail, visit the project website. A detour is currently set up along the Trolley Trail between S.E. Park Avenue and Milwaukie Riverfront Park due to light rail construction.
NCPRD is updating the District-wide Master Plan! Please get involved in this very important project. Click here for more information about the planning process and timeline.
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
NCPRD develops and maintains a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a planning tool designed to guide the implementation of the District’s Master Plan and to provide acquisition and development of parks and recreation facilities during the next 20 years. NCPRD is updating the CIP as part of the NCPRD Master Plan Update project.
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD), along with the City of Portland, Metro, and Clackamas County, developed a master plan for a trail that would loop around Mt. Scott and Scouter Mt. in the Portland, Happy Valley, and Clackamas area. The proposed regional trail would be about 34 miles and connect the Springwater Corridor and Powell Butte in the north to Mt. Talbert and the Clackamas River to the south. Contact Katie Dunham, NCPRD Senior Planner, at (503)742-4358 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to get involved with planning projects.